Tooth-Colored Fillings in Summerville, SC
At Azalea Dental, our goal is to help you enjoy a healthy, beautiful smile without the inconvenience of costly and complex treatments. Our beautiful tooth-colored fillings are a cost-effective way to keep your teeth healthy and correct certain cosmetic dental problems.
Why We Choose Tooth-Colored Fillings
Decades ago, the only option we had for strengthening a tooth with a filling was amalgam, or silver, fillings. Of course, amalgam is still a very effective material in certain situations, but today, cavities filled with tooth-colored composite fillings restore the strength and health of your tooth while appearing completely natural.
One of the advantages of choosing tooth-colored composite filings is that we can customize your filling to closely match the color of your natural tooth. A tooth filled with our composite fillings blends perfectly with surrounding teeth, and no one will ever notice the repair—just a beautiful, healthy tooth.
Tooth-colored fillings are perfect for teeth that show when you smile, unlike amalgam fillings that appear as dark spots on white dental enamel. Tooth-colored fillings retain their natural beauty for years, whereas amalgam fillings can gradually discolor teeth and cause them to develop a darker, bluish hue.
Correcting Flaws with Cosmetic Dental Bonding
Tooth-colored fillings look so natural that we can use them for dental bonding, a procedure that has many cosmetic dental uses:
- Creating seamless fillings for teeth that show when you smile
- Filling uneven gaps and spaces between teeth
- Repairing broken or cracked teeth
- Filling in minor chips
- Altering the shape of irregular teeth
Strong and Durable
Tooth-colored fillings repair the damage, look great, and strengthen the tooth. The process we use to place composite fillings bonds the material securely to the tooth structure, which increases the overall strength of the tooth being restored.
On the other hand, amalgam fillings sit in the space inside your tooth and do not bond to your natural teeth. Over a long period of time, the amalgam filling can break down and pull away from the edges of the tooth’s natural enamel. This creates a space where bacteria can collect, leading to more serious dental problems that may, unfortunately, require a root canal to fix.
Contact Us to Learn More
Tooth-colored composite fillings are very popular with our patients because they look clean and natural and don’t create the esthetic problems associated with amalgam fillings. At Azalea Dental, we choose them because they’re another tool we have for improving and protecting your oral health in a healthy, conservative way. If you have a damaged tooth, we'll be happy to talk to you about composite fillings or other options that may be more appropriate for you.
Please give us a call for more information or to schedule an appointment.